Published February 19, 2009
LOS ANGELES – Octoplets mom Nadya Suleman and her 6 other children may soon be homeless.
Los Angeles County property records indicate the home they live in went into mortgage default on Feb. 9 after non-payment for 10 months. The home in Whittier is owned by Angela Suleman, the grandmother of the octuplets.
The default notice shows Angela Suleman is $23,225 behind in her mortgage payments and that the house could be sold at auction beginning May 5.
However, the mother of 14 may have more time to help with the repayments after the bank official said the sale could still be delayed by the discretion of her lender, IndyMac Federal Bank of Pasadena.
"We take these things one case at a time — there's no shortage of people struggling to make their mortgage payments right now," an Indymac representative said.
"Roughly more than 10 percent of our customers are 60 or more days behind."
Angela Suleman's phone has been disconnected and she could not be immediately reached for comment.
Her daughter, Nadya, 33, jobless and receiving food stamps, drew international headlines and a torrent of public ridicule after giving birth January 26 to octuplets conceived through in vitro fertilization.
That criticism intensified when it was learned she already had six children, ages 2 to 7, that she was collecting disability checks for three of them, and that they all were living with the grandmother.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.